About My Work

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Claudia began working in substance use treatment in 1998 while working at Holloway Prison in London in the mental health and detox unit. It was this work that led her to advance her skills and studies around effective and sensible drug treatment and the value of Harm Reduction. She earned a Masters in Public Health from San Francisco State University focusing on efforts to support health and wellness for people who use drugs.

Claudia spent over 12 years working as a substance use counselor for UCSF-Alliance Health Project, an agency supporting LGBTQ mental health. She currently works at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Stonewall Project.

Her focus is on addressing treatment with a bio-psycho-social lens and incorporating inclusionary practices which support racial justice and equality among multiple marginalized groups such as BIPOC, LGBTQAI+, women, people with disabilities, and those who are socio-economically challenged.

She supports those seeking guidance regarding a variety of drugs including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and prescription medications .

 

She incorporates principles of Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and Creative Arts within her practice.

She has a private practice through and provides individual counseling, groups, trainings and consultation around the SF Bay Area. 

Member for the Northern California Association of Harm Reduction Therapists and Providers.

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